Genoa Christmas Markets | 2024 Dates, Locations & Must-Knows!

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With several Christmas markets and events to choose from, the Genoa Christmas Market scene is hands down one of the best to be experienced in the Italian region of Liguria. delights thousands of visitors from Italy and beyond with its festive atmosphere, tasty food options, and bountiful shopping opportunities.

If you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Genoa Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.

Read on for an overview of Genoa Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.

NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!

Genoa Christmas Market Dates 2024

2024 Dates: TBA (Previous year’s event: December 1 – 23)

Genoa Christmas Market 2024 Hotels

Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:

Genoa Christmas Market Locations

Throughout the festive season, there are many different Christmas markets to be found around Genoa. Here are some of the most popular:

Il Mercatale

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One of the most iconic Christmas markets in Genoa is Il Mercatale, which takes place in the city’s central square, Piazza De Ferrari for just under two weeks before Christmas.

This market prides itself on local Ligurian products and handicrafts, which are sold in the 40+ stalls scattered around the festively decorated square.

Mercatino di San Nicola

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Taking place annually for over 30 years, the Mercatino di San Nicola is another one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets in Genoa.

For a few weeks, this market turns Piazza Piccapietra into a festive wonderland with dozens of market stalls and activities for visitors of all ages.  


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Taking over Genoa’s Porto Antico for several weeks, Natalidea is another Genoa Christmas market to put on your list.

All around Calata Falcone Borsellino, you’ll be able to find a variety of market stalls selling everything from crafts and food products – perfect for all your Christmas shopping needs, along with a beautiful set of Christmas light displays.

Fiera di Natale in Piazza della Vittoria (AKA Mercatino di Natale di Brignole)

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Held in Piazza della Vittoria, this Genoa Christmas Market has a handful of vendors selling crafts, clothing and food products as well.

Mercatino degli Artigiani in Centro Storico

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Taking place in Piazza Campetto, this small market showcases the products of over 30 artisans.

Stile Artigiano

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Lastly, while not necessarily a Christmas market, this special artisans market is worth mentioning thanks to its spectacular variety of local ‘made in Liguria’ products, which make for perfect gifts or souvenirs to bring back home.

This market gets bonus points too for its special location – in the Cloister of the Canons of San Lorenzo.

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